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2020: CERAMICS – MIDDLEPORT POTTERY – STOKE ON TRENT

Venue: Middleport Pottery

Deadline to apply: 10/08/2020

Dates: This workshop will run for five days from Monday  10th  August 2020 until Friday 14th August 2020.

Workshop Information

Course Outline

Ceramics have been at the heart of society for thousands of years. This workshop gives students the opportunity to learn the art of ceramic modelling in the heart of the Potteries. Students will be challenged to produce a contemporary ceramic table centre using a modern interpretation on the skills and techniques of ceramic flower making. Students will learn about different clay types and their uses, designing 3D structures in ceramics, ceramic construction, firing and glazing, as well as botanical drawing.

Students will create a joint work of contemporary ceramic flowers to form a stunning table centre and will also have the opportunity to create a few single flowers to keep and add to their portfolio. The main course tutor will be Kevin Millward who is Course Director at Clay College Stoke and has an unrivalled reputation for his teaching and demonstrations in all aspects of ceramic making. Kevin’s long career covers studio making, technical production in industrial ceramic manufacturing and over 35 years of tutoring in UK universities.

 Transferable Skills and Future Careers

All of our workshops give you a valuable chance to develop a range of transferable skills. This is a great workshop for anyone who is interested in learning some of the skills required for careers in: fine art, sculpture, animation, model-making, ornamental plastering, product design.(to name but a few).

Eligibility Criteria

In order to be eligible to apply you will need to be 14 – 19 years old during the dates of the workshop.

You should be creative and have an interest in the careers listed above, or similar areas such as drawing, painting and fine art. You should also have good hand-eye co-ordination.

In your application you should demonstrate a passion for working with your hands.

You must be able to attend every day of the workshop.

Please be sure that you have read our Eligibility Criteria and Applications section at the bottom of the Workshop page before applying.

Course Funding

Our workshops are fully-funded by generous sponsors.  Places are limited, therefore, we recommend you submit your application as early as possible.

Dates Text

This workshop will run for five days from Monday 10th August until Friday 14th August 2020.

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